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jon: great to be with you. "happening now" "happening now" starts right now. jamie: thanks, bill. jon: we begin with a fox news alert where people are racing to sa*euf a small iowsave an iowa s gave away. >> reporter: time is almost up because the floodwaters are expected to hit today. residents and volunteers have been putting down sandbags and the army corps of engineers has crews working to add three feet to a wall that has already been built, as the water is expected to hit some time today. this is all because of the missouri river which is swollen because of excess rain and snowfall over the winter. the flooding is at issue for states and towns all along the
missouri river. it's expected to be a problem all summer-long. we'll keep our eye on it for you and let you know how the town of hamburg and other towns in this storm's path along the whichever are faring. jon: our hearts go out to those folks. we'll check in with you later. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now" rick mentioned a race against time in missouri. how about a race against time in arizona. the biggest wildfire in arizona's history. crews are working to keep flare-ups from reaching as far as new mexico, jon. jon: over in another part of the state high winds fanning the flames of a wildfire burning near the colorado river, doubling in size in a few hours. trees basically exploding before people's eyes. jenna: adams housley is live in
springerville, arizona with more. adam, what is the latest. >> reporter: this is now the wallow fire, the one burning behind us in the mountains above springerville and others like greer. it has burned 469,000 acres, the largest fire. the good news if there is some when you're talking about a fire of this magnitude is only 31 homes have burned. that's horrible for the 31 families that have to start over but compare that tow the number one fire in 2002 more than 460 buildings burnt back then. a number of fires are burning close to communities. a pretty large area has been asked to evacuate. the several thousand above that have been let back into greer and springerville. everyone will be back by thursday as the winds have died down here considerably. there is a fire as you mentioned up near colorado. winds up there are much more
significant than we have here. that fire is being fanned a bit as it's burning near the corner of colorado. the one for two weeks has consumed much of this part of the state, firefighters are getting a much better handle on it as people are being allowed back in. it's dry and smoky here. the temperatures have dropped a bit. they will be right around the high 80s, that is all positive. we've had a chance to talk to one of the fire captains in greer, how people are being allowed back in to their homes. here is what he had to say about the situation. take a listen. >> i think greer will come back. i think the greer residents, the business owners, they are all -- they are dedicated, they are strong, they are confident. they will come back and rebuild and we can bring tourism back to greer and get greer to writ is. >> reporter: firefighters are cautiously optimistic here.
it's still 18% contained. those containment numbers are expected to go up. they are cautiously optimistic as the fire burns into remote areas. to give you an idea of where the fire is burning today and where the active areas are, as they do that theee evacuees are coming back in. we drove in yesterday morning, you can could see car after car with people with smiles on their faces, with all their stuff packed in their fan. the tphaoeurs were literally up against the wheel wells as people were coming back into the areas. that is such good news for so many people. while this area is remote it's a very popular area in the summertime. people escape the heat in the phoenix area to come up here. there are a lot of smaller communities that depend on greer and springerville to get their supplies. those people were affected. while they weren't evacuated there were people who couldn't go into the town and get food and w-ts and supplies. they are being allowed back in
as well. there is good news here, but it's cautious good news because the fire is burning up in the mountains behind us. jenna: hats off to the firefighters working so hard for several weeks to contain the flames. in the meantime our slewers do a great job helping us cover the big new stories of the day. check out this image from patrick reilly. he talked this in the coronado national forest in sierra vista, arizona. you can share your images with all of us, go to foxnews.com/ureport. safety first, never put yourself in danger to shoot a photo or video, we appreciate your help. jon: too bad we can't take all of the water that is hitting montana and the missouri valley and put it in places in arizona. they've got problems . meteorologist maria molina is
watching it all for us. >> reporter: it's so unfortunate that we can't take all of the water and put out the wallow fires in arizona. unfortunately we are still expecting more rain along flooded areas and no rain in arizona here in the extended forecast. there are a couple of reasons why these wildfires are no large in size and historical here in arizona. we are under extreme to severe drought in eastern arizona. although the winds have died down here as we head into today and also wednesday, only gusting up to 20 miles per hour we are expecting them to increase again as we head into the end of the week, thursday, friday and even to kickoff the weekend on saturday. we expect wind gusts out of the southwest similar to what we saw this weekend. that will below smoke towards area that are populated, like albuquerque and santa fe and help spread the wildfires gusting up to 30 miles per hour. no rain in the forecast, a lot of sunshine.
temperatures will warm up quite a bit on wednesday, 9 degrees which is not good either but cool down as we get the next storm system that will not bring rain to the area but still increase those winds. as far as the missouri river we are looking at a lot of flooding across money tan as, the dakotas, iowa and missouri. a new storm system will be moving through many of these locations that currently are already above flood stage. bismarck flood stage is 16 we are looking above stage at 18. seiu city looking at flood stage at 30. we are already above here. we are expecting several inches of rain over the next several days. that is going to be the story here as we continue to track it all this week not looking good here in this region. jon: if we could only move it a thousand miles south, right. >> reporter: yeah if only. jon: thanks maria. jenna: the kreurbgs e is ratcheting plans to launch drone
strikes in yemen. they have secret plans to hit al-qaida targets and have been in the pipelines for months now. a branch of the terror organization is gaining in power. catherine herridge is live from washington with more on this. catherine, what do we know about this campaign. >> reporter: thank you, jenna and good morning. this campaign has been in the pipeline for months. it's being modeled after the drone campaign in the tribal areas of pakistan that already targeted al-qaida training camps and it's operatives. this campaign will draw heavily on surveillance of operatives. the military strikes we've seen so far in yemen have been with the help of intelligence provided by the cia and carried out with the okay of the yemeni government. because it's a covert campaign no permission will be south with the yemeni authorities. this issue was put to a spokesman monday who offered few details. >> is the united states
government coordinating attacks against al-qaida elements with the current yemeni government or is it doing it on its own. >> i'm not going to get into the operational details, our counterterrorism cooperation with yemen continues. >> reporter: the cia had no comment on the program and we're not expecting anything from them today either, jenna. jenna: the group that is supposedly being targeted what makes this group different than other groups we've been watching? >> reporter: it's different for a number of reasons. first and foremost is really the leadership. i like to call it the trifecta. there are three leaders that come from very different backgrounds. first and foremost is on the left. then anwar al-awlaki, and then on the right you see nas
nasar-al-wahishi, you have the former gitmo detain knee. the american who studied in the west. and you have one to has the orange gnat ideology. jenna: thank you very much. we'll stay updated with the story. to business news now airline fees are up, that is the latest from a new government report. who is footing the bill? you can probably guess this. you are. we'll explain next. police in houston searching for a woman accused of stealing everything except the message from several areas churches. we'll have the breaking details just ahead. and the murder trial of casey anthony about to get back underway. jon has more from our.cop wall. jon. jon: the case against casey anthony is on hold just for the moment. apparently prosecution witnesses were not available this morning, the prosecution getting ready to wrap-up its case. on foxnews.com we always have
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jon: happening now, police in houston are asking for the public's help to catch a serial thief who has a really depraved habit of going after churches. rick folbaum live at the news desk. >> reporter: you don't expect to be robbed while you're in a house of worship. that is exactly what is hooping in the houston area police say a woman is robbing people while they play. take a look at this video, this is the suspect. this is at a service back in
march. you see her come into the church, then she finds a target, she moves to another spot in the church, and then at one point you even see these two exchange the sign of peace to one another, look, they are shaking hands, then when the woman moves her purse underneath her seat it's an easier target for the thief who is still there. we have her highlighted. while the woman is taking communion, jon and jen a the thief makes her move, she grabs the woman's purse, takes out whatever she wants. she is cynthia gonzalez, a 43-year-old woman with a 20-year long rap sheet. police say she has hit up churches all over the houston area. and they need your help tracking her down. if you have any information you're asked to all the harris county tip line at the number on the screen. be careful when you're in church. jon: with her photo out there rick, my prediction is she won't
be on the lamb much longer. >> reporter: let's hope so. jenna: that's like a hundred hail marys or more maybe, that's a big deal. a brand-new government report shedding right on the airline industry. according to the transportation department u.s. airlines took in more than $3 billion in baggage fees. so which carriers are leading the pack. david lee miller is checking out the story live in our new york city newsroom. >> reporter: according to a airlines industry trade group major carriers in the united states would have lost money in 2010 without baggage fees and a change in reservation. in total these fees generated $5.7 billion in revenue. the fees were introduced in 2008 to offset high fuel costs and the downturn in the economy. it appears now they will not be going away any time soon. baggage fees shot up 24% in the last year totaling $3.4 billion.
delta generated the most revenue in baggage fees. 952 million, followed by merged united and continental at 655 million. american at 580 million. and u.s. airways at a hundred and 13 million. airlines will make it easier to find out what fees passengers will be with. airlines will have to post all fees on a single page and agents will have to quote fares with fees and taxes included. the bottom line, it's going to be easier for fliers to shop around and compare prices. despite the fees the airline says it adjusted for inflation it is cheaper to fly today than during the 1970s. many fliers feel nickle and tkaoeupld. in addition to the baggage and change fees fliers are also paying for priority seating, meals, and the cost of on board entertainment. jenna. jenna: they get you every way, don't they, david. >> reporter: if they can think
of something to charge you for it seems they will skwhrao. jenna: you know how they get around the baggage fee, you know the secret. >> reporter: please share it. jenna: you pack light and you go shopping there. if you add up all the fees it basically covers the same. >> reporter: there is one good change that will take affect too, if the airline loses your luggage they won't have the gallon to charge you for the fee, they won't be able to charge you for a service they don't provide. jenna: that's a very good point. david lee miler for us live in new york. we'll tonight to follow the baggage fees. jon: you still have to bring all the stuff home, you know. jenna: good point. jon: we'll take you to florida in just a bit where the casey anthony murder trial resumes less than two hours from now. the courtroom has been dark this morning. it could be the beginning of the end for the prosecution, which could wrap-up its case as early as tomorrow. does the defense have anything planned? will they put the single mother on the stand in that's the million dollar question here.
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jon: it looks like the prosecution is nearing an end in the murder trial out of florida that is capturing the attention of the nation. casey anthony accused of eulg killing her young daughter caylee by placing duct tape over her mouth. today after several days of sometimes cringe-inducing testimony the prosecution is expected to bring another expert witness into the mix. joining is now dr. michael baden a fo tere repb particularbadeve. he has worked on many cases. and lis wiehl. you say this runs the risk of oj' ing the evidence. >> dna evidence was fairly new at the time. what should have been done in a couple of days took months. i think that was not a good thing for the jury. the prosecution really wants to
hone in on whatever they've had left of forensics. we've had the hair and heart shape -- size of a dime heart. if there is another piece to get it out but not to close on that, jon. i'm surprised if they close on the forensics. i think they would close on a more emotional note, something having to to with casey herself. jon: you're very familiar with forensic evidence, but also testifying about it in court. you say the prosecution has made mistake the way they brought forensics into this case. >> reporter: right, i agree very much with that liz has said. they introduced junk science, such as the print examiner saying i saw the heart and then it disappeared before i could photograph it after three years it was there, but then it suddenly disappeared. this is the first time that apparition testimony has been allowed in by a judge since the
salem witches trial back a few hundred years. jon: lis let's talk about that. let's talk about the testimony of dr. boss, dr. baden was critical of his testimony because he misidentified some things and so forth. does the it mean the case gets thrown out, a new trial. >> reporter: no, don't forget about the morphed image of caylee's body. there are questionable calls there. that is assuming conviction. that would be an issue on appeal. whether or not she was mirandized, or wasn't, whether she was in custody, all those issues, that will happen way down the line on appeal. it could mean the case could be thrown out, but the judge has been very careful in doing the research and has made his rulings on the record, so, you know, a three-judge panel would be reviewing that to come up
with, well did he actually cross the line to illegality and would the trial be thrown out. jon: i've heard a lot of praise for this judge the way he's handled the trial. dr. bad even you point out some of this testimony, this forensic evidence has never been used in court before. that sounds a little dangerous in a case like this if you're the prosecution. >> reporter: that's right, including these novel, unsubstantiated unconfirmed testimony about his smell machine and all that. i'm concerned, lis because the judge with all his brilliance poo-pooed the national science report who said this evidence should not be allowed. and yet the supreme court and scalia relied on it in a big decision they made last year. jon: just so our viewers know, we are pixalating the images of little caylee's skull that were
so, well, again, so very powerful in court. that's what we're seeing. >> reporter: the information thing on the appeal jon and dr. bad even is to remember that when an appeals court looks at the conviction and evidence that came in they are going to say, well would a jury could not have found her guilt taoerbgs but for thaguilty, but nor thatevidencet come in, but for the morphed evidence, i think the prosecution could make an excellent case that fo forensics a part of this. as jon said the icing on the case. the strongest evidence is casey anthony herself and her reactions and actions to all of this. jon: to they have to put her on the stand, lis in your opinion, the defense. >> reporter: they don't have to, they don't have to do anything, they don't have to say a word. i think, yes, from a strategic point of view, she has no criminal record so there is nothing like that to not put her on the stand. she has to take the stand and make a case for herself.
the jurors will be instructed if she does take the stand do not hold that against her, but you know they will. jon: l we w lis wiehl and dr. ml bad even thank you. jenna: there are so many graphic images out there it's disturbing to see them. this is still a 2-year-old girl. jon: not quite at her third birthday. jenna: we found, which was interest dutiesed into court, there were cellphone photos from caylee -- i'm sorry, from casey's phone of little caylee, since there are new photos we hadn't seen before of her growing up we thought we should share some of them. jon: it is not possible to determine who actually took these photos, but they were on her mother's phone, you presume that the mother took the bulk of them but they could have been taken by sw-b else. jenna: good point, definitely an
extent point. we'll continue to show you some of the fresh images that come out in court. we believe the court will go into session at 1:00pm eastern time. we have live updates before that. we have to turn to breaking news. fox news alert from the associated press which is reporting that john huntsman the former governor of utah will be announcing he is running for president officially next tuesday, and the report includes where he may be doing this. saying vaguely a site near the statue of liberty. again, that would be right here in new york city. john huntsman is in new york city, he has an appearance to make today. again this would be next week, june 21st is the date being floated out there that he will officially join the gop presidential field. we'll keep you updated as we hear more on this. in the meantime a government report claims bank of america is not cooperating with an investigation into the company's mortgage foreclosure practices. you know how hot that is. the big bank is coming out swinging, though, claiming the
report is not true. our fox team breaks down the big battle coming up. the president en route to puerto rico. the first sitting president to sreuts ivisit the island in 50 . what is behind the visit? some say it's all about votes. we take a closer look just ahead. # [ male announcer ] millions of men 45 and older just don't feel like they used to. are you one of them? remember when you had more energy for 18 holes with your buddies. more passion for the one ya love. more fun with your family and friends. it could be a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. come on, stop living in the shadows. you've got a life to live. [ male announcer ] so don't blame it on aging. talk to your doctor and go to isitlowt.com to find out more.
big government and a bank over a procedure are foreclosure. they they say bank of morning hindered they are investigations into foreclosures. it seems federal investigators seem to be saying bank of america was not forthcoming. set this up for us. first of all why was the investigation happening and what does bank of america have to say? >> reporter: the investigation has to do with whether or not bank of america illegally pushed people out of their homes when they may not have owned the mortgage. remember, those mortgages were sliced and diced and sent around to other investors as securities. bank of america is being accused of stonewalling the investigation. this comes down to whether or not ud taxpayers will eat the losses on the loans or whether the investor will, because the government was backing those loans through the federal housing administration. jenna: what about the people who got pushed out of their homes? is there any chance now based on
this investigation that if they were pushed out they get their home back? >> reporter: that's what the big fight is about. bank of america is being accused of not provide documents on time, not providing information on time by hud, housing and urban development. bank of america is telling fox business, that's not so. we provided two dozen employees for tkep cysts. we gave the government 250,000 pages of document. they say the government is misleading the government telling the bank of america it was stonewalling when it wasn't. jenna: what is really going on here. >> reporter: what is really going on is who will eat the losses, it could be $6 billion or more. bank of america is taking a lot of hits because it aeu kaoeurd countrywide. bank of america is saying the government is doing things like telling bank of america come up with documents on a friday, when they deliver on a monday the government says you took three days to come back to us. it's a big, ugly battle. jenna: sounds like both sides have a lot of explaining to do. >> reporter: that's right. jenna: owe liz bet mcdonald,
thanks very much. watch that story, jon it seems like it will be a big one. jon: moments from now president obama will arrive in puerto rico. take a look at some live pictures from the airport in san juan. hundreds of people are waiting for the president's arrival. no sitting president has visited that u.s. territory since john f. kennedy went there 50 years ago. but this is about more than just goodwill, mike emanuel live at the white house for us. there is air force one on the ground. why puerto rico, mike, what is the purpose here? >> reporter: a lot of people will tell you that they feel like this is really about the significant puerto rican population here on the mainland. more puerto ricans live on the mainland than live actually on the island of puerto rico. one key battleground state, florida, there are a significant number of puerto ricans, some 840,000 puerto ricans, and so in
a close race in a battleground state like florida there is some thinking that puerto ricans can make a difference in that vote, and so the president will spend about five hours in puerto rico, do a little fundraising while there, and reach out to the puerto rican community here on the mainland while he's spending a little time on the island, jon. jon: well it's politics and government all mixed together i suppose. the economy is still struggling, nationwide and in puerto rico. the president is taking some heat for his handling of that, right? -frpblg that's right. we should note that the unemployment rate in puerto rico hit a high of 17%. it's dropped down into the 16 range. it is very bad there. back here at home republicans running for the white house have been hitting the president hard on his stewardship of the economy saying he owns this economy, and his policies, including the stimulus package have not worked, and so while the president is there in puerto rico reaching out to that community, doing a little fundraising, you can expect the
heat here at home to be on the economy and why many americans are struggling at this point to find jobs, jon. jon: mike emanuel live in -- well at the white house. you're looking live at pictures from san juan puerto rico. the president, as we mentioned will be making some remarks in just a couple of minutes. if you'd like to hear what he has to say we have it streaming live for you on foxnews.com. jenna: in the meantime horrific reports just keep coming out of syria. refugees are fleeing the country as the government crackdown and protestors intensifies. some of the stories those refugees are telling are simply disturbing including reports syrian soldiers who refuse to fire on protestors are being executed and buried in mass graves. the u.n. now says more than 1100 have been killed and as many as 10,000 have been jailed. and one of the things the u.s. is doing to help is funding a new mobile internet system that could potentially be used in places like syria, we're not sure if it's being used there.
that's why we're talking to daniel bear, he works at the state department. he's a deputy secretary for union rights and labor. some reports came out over the weekend about this internet suitcase project where the united states could essentially send a suitcase across the border and enable people to set up their own web service, and use that to overthrow a government that is being repressive. are we doing that in syria? >> well, there is a range of programs that are underway right now in terms of supporting people on the ground. one of the latest kinds of threats that we've seen to people who are trying to make their voices heard, trying to get their voices out in places like syria is that there are shut downs on the internet. last friday you may have heard that the internet and syria shut down. the programs you referenced this suitcase internet is meant to be a kind of emergency back up internet that would give people a way of communicating when a shut down occurs. it's under development right now, it's something we are investigating and it's one project among many that we're
investing in right now to help people get their voices out. jenna: when it comes to human rights, what is our leverage? we look at a place like syria. what leverage do we have to affect change there? >> well, it's a good question. i mean i think we do have leverage and we're bringing that leverage in terms of the voices of the international community, but one of the things we're focused on particularly in my bureau is the leverage of the people on the ground, the voices of the people on the ground will not be denied forever, and it didn't work for hosni mubarak, and it didn't work for gadhafi and it's not going to work for assad. these are voices that want to claim their own future and we support their right to do that. jenna: it brings it full circle back to the internet and the ability of folks to communicate with each other on the ground. i was looking at an article in "the new york times" that was quoting an unnamed american official. he said we see the elements of the armed opposition across
syria. we don't really know who these armed groups are. and i'm sur just about that, daniel, when it comes to empowering people on the ground, whether it's through the internet or otherwise, how good is our intelligence about who exactly they are, and whether or not we truly want to help them? that's a tough question when we see the human rights violations but it is a question we have to ask. >> of course there are tough strategic questions and there always will be not only in the middle east but everywhere in the world. there are not strategic questions as to whether we stand for human rights. it's part of who we are as americans. we have experience with what happens when a government respects rights and gives people the right to claim and craft their own future and that's what we are watching across the middle east and around the world. people are stepping up and saying they want to claim their rights, express themselves, they want to say what kind of future they want to have and we support that. that's not about a particular message it's a universal standard. its one we've stalk by through
thick and thin and died for throughout our history and we will continue to stand for it through the future. jenna: the syrian government is saying the uprising is from extremists. the syrian government's kred aeults questionable at best. daniel nice of you to join us today. we appreciate it very much. look forward to talking to you again. jon: it is the vision of the future of air travel, a plane so packed with technology it will offer faster, quieter flights and out of this world views. sounds good. how close is this to actually becoming a reality? we'll tell you a little bit more about this thing. and your probably missing him and you don't even know it. james bond 007 is back. the brand-new bond book hits the shelves today. we're going to get the intrigue. bond, james bond, intrigue. the author next.
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jon: fox news alert. we told you a couple of moments ago the president is in puerto rico. the first u.s. president to visit that island protectorate in 50 years. let's listen in. >> a report from my presidential task for force on puerto rican status provided meaningful information so that the residents of this island can determine their own future. [applause] >> and when the people of puerto rico make a clear decision, my administration will stand by you. [cheering] >> i also know that there are
plenty of other issues that are important. when president kennedy was here he addressed the relationship between washington and san juan and he spoke about tackling the difficult problems. jon: territory was the word i was looking for. president obama in puerto rico right now. the first president to visit there skwreupbs the john f. kennedy administration. if you would like to hear the president's address in its entirety we have it streaming live right now on eastbound eastbound. jenna: in tripoli smoke rising from gadhafi's compound after a pre strike. a sign of the relentless bombardment and pressure that the libyan leader is under that has been going on for months. the uprising quiet for weeks now is silent no more. rick leaf even tall is live from bebengazi.
>> reporter: rebels are making advances buy paying a heavy price with dozens reported killed and wounded in the past couple of days. some of the worst fighting near the oil port city of brega. more than 20 reported killed yesterday aeu loaning and more than 20 wounded there as well. this morning there were more heavy armored trucks and gun trucks heading into the area of brega to resume the fight. the battles are also ranging in towns around misrata, and in the far western town of zinton. the libyan leader remains defiant saying he has no intentions of stepping down. jenna: that's rick leventhal live for us in libya. we'll continue to follow the defendants there. in the meantime jon moving over to politics now. jon: that's right, jenna, the race for the 2012 republican nomination seems like it's in full swing already.
rick has some more from our..com wall. >> reporter: go to our home page and you can let us know who you thought won the gop debate right now. you can vote at the home page. we'll have the results coming up a little bit later on in the show. jon: wasn't that on another network, i'm not sure anybody actually watched. >> reporter: i'm not sure about that, i only read about it in the papers this morning. jon: rick folbaum, thanks. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943.
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jon: fox news alert. here is why you have to stay glued to fox news channel and especially "happening now," if you blink you might miss another candidate getting into the race. fox news confirms that the former ambassador to utah -- ambassador to china and former utah governor john huntsman is going to throw his hat into the ring for the republican presidential nomination. his announcement to come a week
from today at liberty state park in new jersey. from there he will head to the first primary state, new hampshire, then onto south carolina, florida and so on. of course michelle bachman just announced she is officially a candidate. so the field is getting bigger. more on john huntsman's entry into the race a little bit later on. >> hi guys. oh that worked good, right out the back gate. >> let's go, we can still make our flight. jenna: pretty good shot, right? that was a clip from the classic spy movie "true lies" there is a new book taking a fresh look at an old hero. our next guest says he learned many lessons about spy crafting. jeffery deaver is here to share spy tips with us.
arnold schwarzenegger not included, not in james bond. >> i'm often mistaken for daniel craig or arnold schwarzenegger. we've seen like the mission impossible films where there's this dramatic moment and then the fellow rips this mask off -- i actually am daniel kraeu. this is just a joke. jenna: tell us a little about the james bond of today. i understand he has a different resume than previous james bonds. >> when i was approached by the ian flemming estate about 18 months ago i was torn by how i was going to approach this project and i decided that i wanted to make bond a modern-day fellow. he's a 30-something agent working for british security. the book is set in the president day. when i write my thrillers, i want my readers palms to sweat. i want them to say, oh my gosh, what is going to happen next. it seems to add a layer between the emotional layer of my readers. he's a young guy.
jenna: who has been to afghanistan. >> he's a veteran of the afghan war. i wanted to make this character as parallel as i could to ian flemming's creation, and the first one in 1953 he was a veteran of world war 2 roam row. i said i'll make them an afghan vet. the british were very involved with afghan after 9/11. he went into the secret service and now he's 007 again. jenna: in this article in the "wall street journal" you wrote about how to be a spy, it caught all of our eyes. i was hoping you could share tips with us, including this one. what do you do if you think you've been tailed, or you are being tailed down a city street? >> it's very important. this doesn't necessarily apply to spies, if there is a boyfriend or girlfriend involved who is a stalker it could come in handy some day. if you're in the city you look for reflective services. jenna: you check around who is
behind you. >> that would be bad, yeah. but you look for angled windows with something dark on the other side and you can spot the fellow behind you and then what you do is you just keep leading him away from where you want him not to be, possibly into a dark alley. once you do then i don't want to hear about it. jenna: you feel paranoid sometimes about life now at this point? >> remember you're not paranoid if they are really half you so. jenna: that's a good point. >> i'm mostly worried about critics, that's all i care about. jenna: i can understand that. there is your new book. i understand there is a redheaded laid tee in the back, so, you know, that just seems really like a good choice. >> have your casting agent call me and i'll see what you can do. daniel craig and i are just so close. jenna: congratulations on the new james bond book. we'll look forward to it father's day and all. jenna: i could do it, jon. jon: i bet you could do your own stunts our that good.
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>> as we continue to talk about the personalities here. carl, thank you very much, carl cameron for us live in new hampshire today. jon. jon: we're tracking right now, jen kwrarbgs a major legal and political battle that pits the obama administration against america's biggest employer. the national labor relations board claims seattle-based boeing is out to bust unions by building a new factory in south carolina, which is, after all, a right to work state. business leaders say the case is raising all kinds of questions. let's talk about it with tennessee senator lamar
alexander, chair of the senate republican con tpraepbsd co-sponsoring a bill that would protect growing employers like boeing who want to expand into right to work states. give us your sense of what is at stake here, the labor unions don't like the fact that boeing wants to build it's its new 787 dreamliner in south carolina, right? >> right. not only wants to build it, they spent a billion dollars building a plant and 100,000 people next month. the issue is the united states going to export airplanes or are we going to export jobs. it's not just boeing. not just south carolina. it's whether ford, general motors, nissan, volkswagen, are going to be make to able -- able to make in the united states what they sell in the united states, that simple. jon: the president's chief of staff, richard daley -- i'm sorry, bill daley, is -- was on the boeing board when it voted to move to south
carolina. >> well, not only that, the chairman of the president's export council is the chairman of boeing which is the nation's largest exporter, and you would assume the president wants, as i said, to export airplanes, not export jobs. in addition to that, the president's nominee for congress, it's a top business cabinet position, is on the boeing board so you would assume he wouldn't put a couple like that of people, running boeing, in his administration fe thought they were breaking the labor laws at boeing. jon: there's an awful lot of arm twisting going on here. i know your fellow republican senator lindsey graham has threatened to block one of the president's picks for commerce secretary if this thing doesn't happen, if the president doesn't back boeing on its move to south carolina. is that appropriate? or is it politics as usual? how would you describe it? >> i think it's very appropriate. this is the biggest labor issue in the country. the last two years it was
whether the democrats were going to repeal, this year, it's whether they're going to undermine the right to work law. the bottom line for most working americans is this will make it harder not just for people to expand manufacturing jobs in the right to work states, why would some big manufacturer go to michigan, for example, if it knew it could never expand into south carolina or tennessee or georgia? the obvious alternative for those companies is to not invest in new jobs for the state. jon: the argument here is that boeing wants to establish a thousand jobs in america, just not in the state where they've done business all these years. >> that's exactly right. and in fact, boeing could make its own argument, that boeing is adding 2000 jobs in washington state, where it now is. it wants to build the first new production plant for large american airplanes in 40 years in the united states, there are a whole variety of reasons to build plant necessary south carolina or another state
and the de facto law will be if boeing loses this case, that if you're thinking about expanding and you're in a state without a right to work law, which is 38 of our states, well then you'd better think twice before going to a right to work state, which means less manufacturing jobs in all of the united states and more manufacturing jobs overseas. jon: well, that hearing is supposed to be getting underway just about now. we're going to keep an eye on it, we'll keep our viewers updated as to what happens. and senator lamar alexander, thank you. >> thank you very much. jenna: fox news business alert. we talked to much about the housing crisis and here's a new side, how it affects owners and sellers and buyer, but what about renters? growing demand for rentals is causing steep rent hikes and that's affecting the economy. first of all, growing demand, why is this happening, why are rent prices go up? >> the demand is part of and
also supply. there have been fewer apartment buildings and other places people have built in recent years. you have supply going down and demand going up. a couple of reasons for that, some of the demographics, baby boomer, downsizing and moving to renting, but you also have people who used to own a home and for one reason or another, no longer do and now they're in the pull, so they're competing with people who would normally be renting, so you have more people competing for fewer potential rentals, the prices go up, simple as that. jenna: so you have folks that need to rent, they can't afford to buy a house, competing with people that may potentially be able to afford a house, they're choosing not to. that's one scenario. >> right. yeah, you have some people forced into it, you have other people choose to go get into it and you look at the overall housing market and the other options out there, they want -- say you want to buy a home, it's a good time to do it because interest rates are so low, and prices have come down if you have the money. jen it's the downpayment. >> a lot of people don't have that. those are the people back in
that rental pool. i talked to bob schiller, the most noted and respected economist out there, he's from yale, especially on housing, he's been right about a lot of what's going oranges every time he's on our show, fox business, i say well things have got to get turned around soon and he said no, they don't, they don't have to do anything. japan had a decline for 20 years in home prices and he wasn't necessarily predicting what's going to happen here, only saying it could happen. just because prices come down so much doesn't mean they necessarily have to go up tomorrow. when the dynamics are in play more people feel like i have to rent and the landlords and apartment buildings are taking advantage of that and raising prices. jenna: it's a cycle because the higher rent prices are happening and people are renting, they're not able to save what they need for somewhere down the line. >> bing oerbgs they can't buy the homes. but to your point, even if they want to, they need to have the cash. again, it's a very good time to buy if you can. all the predictions that interest rates are going to have to go up at some point, they haven't, either. interest rates have stayed low partly because the
economy is truck ling, so until that gets turned around, if you have that cash, it's time to buy. jenna: so many say that, but you wonder who's actually getting the loan or who's got the money. wait a minute, who has this money! you got it? >> you know me! not exactly. jenna: nice to have you, as always. jon, over to you. jon: court is back in session in orlando n. the casey anthony trial now, after a week of sometimes gruesome testimony. the prosecution is calling its final witnesses now. what can we expect as the defense gets ready to present its case? a live report from the courthouse, coming up. also in the meantime, you can get fox news alerts, stream live video, and watch the latest clips from our favorite fox shows, all for free, all on your ipad. rick is here to show us how it works. >> we're pretty proud of this. this app is free, it's easy to use. we know you are on the go but this is the way you bring your ipad with you and you can get your favorite fox shows and clips, create
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jon: new information for you now on the casey anthony murder trial in florida, as the prosecution case winds down. we are now hearing the defense could begin calling witnesses as early as tomorrow. phil keating is live outside the courthouse in orlando. phil. >> reporter: hi jon. we're expecting the state prosecutor to wrap up the case sometime in late afternoon and the prosecution really has a lot of options as to whom they're going to call to the stand for its grand finale. they had about 60 witnesses on the list but today, after 17 days of testimony, only 38 have been called to the stand.
certainly one of the most dramatic and emotional ways that the state could end this case is by showing to the jury that last known videotaping of caylee taken on father's day in 2008 as she sang "you are my sunshine, my little sunshine". the state built a strong and persuasive case. the key, though, for premeadow premeditated murder is the duct tape, investigators found three strips around caylee anthony in the woods. about a dozen witnesses testified about the smell in the trunk of casey anthony's car, the smell of human de composition. while caylee was missing which the defense con saoepbdz never happened because they claim that caylee died accidently in the swimming pool, all the photographs that the jury saw of casey out partying it up, living the party life, single and free, which was -- which for the prosecution team was motive, the defense is expected to begin its case tomorrow, taking a
whole week to prove to this jury or at least one juror, there is reasonable doubt in the state's case, which it says is based on junk skaoeupbsd circumstantial evidence. and then there's caylee's grandfather, the father of the defendant, george anthony, who is expected to be called by the defense to take the stand yet again, because as you remember, that bombshell opening statement by casey and her attorney jose beaz, says not only is he covering up the accidental drowning in the back yard of caylee but also sexually molesting his daughter casey for years back when she was as young as eight years old. the big question of course in orlando and nationwide, it's whether casey anthony herself will actually take the witness stand. of course, we do not know, ho say baez is not leak o'clock any details. jon: phil keating in orlando, thanks. jenna: for more on this, we're joined by mark litman, attorney for casey anthony's
parents, george and cindy anthony, phil keating was talking about the allegations waged or presented by the defense against george specifically, saying that george covered up a death and also sexually abused his daughter, casey. so let's talk a little about this, mark. your client has denied any allegations of sexual abuse, of a coverup. is there any change to that today? >> absolutely not. i also represent lee anthony, the entire family denies any of these allegations put on by the defense. we've denied them since we found out the defense was going down this road. approximately eight weeks ago. and certainly, we have not changed the stance, my clients are certainly upset with everything that mr. baez has said, and everything that he said in his opening certainly is not evidence, and it's just something that he's hoping
to present to the jury as a possible alternative for the jury to think about. jenna: mark, is there any pending litigation against casey's parents or her brother? >> reporter: by them and not against them. the interesting thing is, in florida, i'm not sure about the rest of the country, but certainly in florida, when you are in trial, you have immunity for certain things, so when this trial first started, and mr. baez made his statement, we investigated whether or not the defamatory statements have a case that could be filed on. the law is specific, if you make any inquiry into everything that he -- into anything that he said, in this case, he said that there was an abuse -- sexual in nature, he made inquiry by interesting attorney l -- attorney lazar the question, the standard is he has
immunity from prosecution, however, some of the defense attorneys involved, there is andrea lyons, does not fall under that immunity, so anything that she's been saying lately certainly could be subject to a lawsuit. jenna: is there a pending lawsuit now? is that something you're working towards or thinking about? >> no, we do send out cease and desist letters to give everybody the courtesy of doing the right thing, and -- >> jen and it's something we're paying attention to because there are so many allegations just kind of flying around, and there's just a lot of different theor yes, mark. i was just curious, since you know your clients so well, how do they explain the allegations made by casey, their daughter? >> well, without going into attorney-client privilege information, you just look at what the state has as evidence, we have already seen the videos that were presented from the jailhouse interactions, the state has casey's diary, and in all those interactions that you saw between my client and
the defendant, you've never once saw her make any sort of hint or allegation that i never wanted my child to be with you or anything along those lines, so then they have the diary and in that diary is supposed to be your deepest, darkest whatever -- >> jenna: secrets, sure. >> secret, but certainly, there's never been any sort of allegation or hint or subject that she referenced involving her father, her brother, or her mother. jenna: mark, real quick, i have 20 seconds, do you think that casey is getting the proper defense? >> well, you know, it's interesting. i'll let you know when the jury comes back, whether or not the defense did their job. because if they came back and they say not guilty, on the main charge, then she's got the defense, because the jury bought it, but as far as the presentation, there's certainly a lot of things that they can come back on appeal on. jenna: mark, nice to have
you, thank you for those insights, we appreciate you keeping up with the family. mark lippman, thank you. >> thank you very much. jon: florida is one of those states that didn't see much snow, but most of the rest of the country did. now it's expected to help millions of americans. we'll explain how, after a short break.
jenna: welcome back efrbgs. right now, two volcanos are on opposite sides of the world, causing major flight problems and rick, there's one in chile. >> take a look at that. i mean, this is causing major problems on flights from argen green and australia are being disrupted by the chilean volcano. this is the grit from the volcanic ash that can get into the engines of jet planes and basically chew them apart. the good news is the amount of ash seems to be going
down, and take a look at this video just shot from nasa's satellite which shows how far the ash has spread. in just the last two days, this ash, drifting over the pacific, grounding most flights between australia and new zealand, a distance of over 7000 miles. australian airlines now just beginning to accommodate the pw*bg log of tens of thousands of passengers, yet, they are warning that there could be delays later on this week. and around 4000 residents who live near the cordon cahle volcano left homes. army troops are handing out maps to residents in nearby areas as a precaution, and -- masks as a precaution and as we told you, even secretary of state hillary clinton had to cut her trip to africa short because of the volcanos as well. it's affecting a lot of people all over the world. back to you guys. jenna: we were talking to david lee miller about the baggage frees. -- fees. now you have to worry about volcanos. >> if it's not one thing,
it's something else! jon: i'll take the baggage! back at home, some relief for the 30 million americans who depend on the colorado river basin for their water, record snow pack in the rocky mountains this year expected to fill up reservoirs that have become dangerously low but the good news comes with a warning. alicia acuna is live with a warning. there it is, dillon reservoir in colorado! hey alicia. >> reporter: beautiful day out here, but if that snow melts too fast, and it's a real possibility, it creates major concerns for flooding. we are at the dillon reservoir, as you mentioned, about an hour and 15 minutes' drive west of denver. this is a major water supply for the city and it's being kept low right now on purpose, in anticipation of the snow that you see on the peaks melting. this is being done at reservoirs all over this part of the country, with snowpack at 200-300 percent above normal, a heat spell
could bring that down in a rush to various tributaries, the one that 37 million in seven states depend on is the colorado river, it does not get its supply from rain, but snow, and as it flows down, a big portion is diverted to two major reservoirs at the west, lake mead and lake pau. water managers predict that mead and powell will fill almost to capacity. that's a big deal. because they've been dangerously low over the last decade or so. so that's a good thing. however, experts on this say while this brings some drought relief, one wet year isn't enough, and when you have so many major cities, drinking, farming, getting their electricity from one river, something's got to give. >> and it's difficult, if not impossible, to go to places like las vegas and los angeles and phoenix and these cities, mature, large cities, and say you know, guys, maybe you're using more water than you should. you know, it is really
difficult after the fact to go back and have that conversation. >> reporter: and there's a major balancing act going on right now, and a huge guessing game, jon, when it comes to the weather, because all we need, as i mentioned earlier, is a heat spell, and forecasters right now don't know exactly when that's going to hit. that's a huge concern. there are cities all over colorado and all over the west, really, preparing for major flooding, and as you know if you've been out here lately, jon, temperatures lately have been pretty mild. they're just waiting for hot weather to see what happens. back to you. jon: good to see my home state there behind you. alicia, thank you. jenna: congresswoman michelle bachmann, making quite a splash in last night's debate among presidential contenders. what folks are talking about today, and rick has more on that from the dot com wall. >> this is a poll, find it on foxnews.com, the happening now page. the question is are you more likely to vote for michelle bachmann for president after last night's gop debate.
take a look at the numbers, almost 56 percent of people taking part in our online poll say yes, they are more likely to vote for michelle bachmann after watching her performance last night. you can keep on voting, we'll have the poll up on the happening now home page, and we'll have more of "ing -- more of "happening now", right after this, don't go away.
>> reporter: this is a kellogg's plant, found during a routine inspection, listeria can cause serious infections in the young and old and basically anybody with any kind of a compromised immune system, and it was found at plant for kellogg's in augusta, georgia, there was again a routine fda inspection, the government says listeria was found in several spots along the production line that come in direct contact with food. the inspection apparently also turned up traces of insects near where food is located. we reached out to kellogg and we asked them for a statement. they have yet to get backtous but kellogg has had to deal with a string of recalls over the last year or so. there's nothing on their website about this just yet. we pulled it up. of course, this is a company that's got a number of popular brands, breakfast cereals, pie crusts, snack foods and the like, so this is another potentially serious problem that the company is going to have to deal with. no word on another recall, but as we get more information on this, we'll
bring it to you. back over to you guys. jon: rick, thank you. jenna: new reaction today to last night's republican presidential primary debate. and really, the race overall. today, there's a scathing new editorial in the "new york times", written by david brooks, where he calls both parties, quote, unusually pathetic. why? well, he says the democrats have no new ideas, trapped in a bygone kwraeur and refusing to accept reality when it comes to topics like medicare, for example, as for the gop, brooks calls the agenda, tax cuts and nothing else, irresponsible and impossible. britt hao*up, fox news senior political analyst, brit, to sum it up, brooks says this is a competition between two soviet refrigerator companies. what do you think about that? >> i'm a great fan of david brooks, things he's written, books and other writings about our culture.
i'm not enthusiastic about this column because it seems it flies in the face of certain obvious facts, as regards to the republicans, especially. for him to say the republicans are offering tax cuts and nothing else is simply not the case, republicans have a vast agenda, including if you look the at paw paul ryan plan, supported by most of the presidential candidates, for example, a very ambitious and politically risky and difficult effort to get control of the entitlements spending which is sitting like an anvil about to crash on our economy and future generations with mountains of debt that will make the economic tray veils mild by comparison, there's a regulation agenda which begins with the repeal of omabacare, very much what republicans are talking about, so there's a lot in the republican platform, as it is shaping up, for man voice, that david brooks seems to have missed. jenna: on that, for paul ryan specifically, the plan doesn't seem to be supported
as a total block from the republicans. there seems to be some wavering, whether it's from the candidates or within the republican party, that make it not seem to be the top of the agenda. so that's why i believe what he's saying or what seems to stand out to our viewers, is that it does seem that tax cuts -- the one thing that republicans are united for, and then everything else seems disjointed. >> it may seem disjointed but it doesn't seem all that -- to david brooks it doesn't seem to be disjointed. remember the ryan plan passed the house of republicans. the democrats controlled the senate. it was never going to pass there, there wasn't any chance of that. the republicans in congress did all they could. not everybody is for it on its particular, some of the candants have their own proposals but they have quite bold alternatives to the ryan plan to get control of entitlement spending. this is the hardest thing to do. i used to think when i first started covering washington years ago that the hardest thing to do would be to raise taxes. that's not true. the hardest thing to do is
to cut spending and the hardest spending to cut is the benefit programs on which people come to depend and they worry each time they see anybody making a move in the direction of the program, so these republicans, to be willing and as they have done in the case of the ryan plan, to take this on, is a very big deal, and it really does utterly contradict the notion that they're for tax cuts and nothing else. jenna: this article on twitter, the response from viewers, one wrote back and says this is right for this election, we have to wait for a whole other election, another term, before the american public is really ready to deal with some of the entitlements. what do you think about that? >> well, that may turn out to be true. but this is a job that's going to have to be done. and one would think that when one party at political risk steps forward to take it on, that someone who was writing about what was being said would be able to come up with something a little
better than to ignore it as if it were not happening. i think that the public, however, is more ready for this than the public has ever been. the alarm over decifits and debt is the highest i've ever seen it in this country. it was a highly powerful motivator of the outcome of the 2010 midterm hrerbgs no question about that. so i don't think that that feeling and that energy has gone away entirely. so i think there will be perhaps more support than one might imagine, which doesn't mean it's going to get done in this congress with the democrats in control, still, of the senate and white house but it is something if republicans get the white house and the senate which seems distinctly possible if not even likely, will be in a position to tackle, and if they do it, no one will look back on this and say they had no agenda. jenna: it will be interesting to watch, so not two soviet refrigerator companies. we'll have a different -- we'll use a different example next time, brit! thank you very much as always. >> thank you. jon: a crime story that
caught the world's attention, jor an van der sloot due no court for the disappearance of natalee holloway. we'll look at the evidence against the murder of a woman in peru. and today's must-see moment. what's in the lead, stphr*eubg. >> so far if you go to the home page, "happening now", the story about the murder suspect attacked in court is in the lead. we've got two other stories, an unin vite dollars pool guest, and a boy who captures an earthquake on tape out in new zealand. not too late to cast your vote. we'll have the results and the story that you choose, coming up. more of "happening now", after the break.
in mexico, darrell issa, a congressman very involved in this story will be live with us. also this, a man hunt in montana for survivalist who is now engaging police in a shootup. that is a breaking news story, coming up at the top of the hour on "america live". jon: new information now on three crime stories we're keeping an eye on. it's day three of jury deliberation in the rod blagojevich corruption retrial, the former illinois governor faces 20 counts, including allegations he tried to sell or trade president obama's vacated senate seat. police in indiana saying missing college student lauren spierer may have overdosed on cocaine and acquaintances with her may have panicked and disposed of her body, police have confirmed they've received information along those lines but they are not ruling out other possibilities. joran van der sloot going face to face with a father of a pef you'vean he is accused of killing last
year, the encounter happening behind closed doors in peru. van der sloot is also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of an alabama teen, natalee holloway. jenna: more than 16 million people, one fifth of our population in this country, are on medicaid, health care for the poor, and the states that share the cost with washington are struggling to pay their share. what does this mean for medicaid patients? jim angle is live with more. hi jim. >> reporter: hello jenna. would you work for one third of what you're usually paid because the government demanded it? that's one of the dirty little secrets about government-funded health care, how hard it is to get a doctor because they're paid so little. listen: >> want to undermine your quality of care for medicaid patients because you have a shrinking number of doctors and hospitals that accept medicare. >> one of the challenges for medicaid is that the reimbursement levels for doctors are lower than they are for medicare. that's true across the country.
>> reporter: and medicare pays less than private insurance. now, the cost of medicaid, health care for the poor, are shared by the states of the federal government but the states manage it and approach it in very different ways. >> what you tend to see is that larger, more urbanized, more politically liberal states tend to provide more generous eligibility. >> reporter: in fact some states had expanded eligibility to people with incomes as high as 300 percent of poverty, that's close to $60,000 in income, for a family of three. but that drove up the cost, so to make it affordable those states had to pay doctors rock bottom rates. >> the worst offender is new york state. a primary care physician in new york state gets paid about one third for medicaid what that doctor would get from, say, an elderly medicare patient, paid under medicare. >> and less than half in california, raising the whether of -- the question of whether being eligible means anything if you can't
get a doctor. >> if doctors aren't reimbursed at a proper level they choose not to offer coverage and that becomes an access issue. >> good luck trying to find a doctor. because the pay is so bad, the doctors would go broke if they took medicaid patient the. >> reporter: states with rural populations such as oklahoma and mississippi limit elaeublt but pay doctors at 100 percent or that of medicare so they can get a doctor. under the new health care law the government would stiff the states to pay at one -- 100 percent of medicare rates but only for two years, then the states are back on their own, deciding between broad eligibility or broad access to care. jenna: tough choice, thank you very much, jim angle from d.c. today. jon: here's a look into the future. an entirely new experience in air travel. a vision of how flying may be, oh, in 40 years or so. but you can see it today. the amazing pics and the video, of after this.
jenna: right now, a glimpse of what's fly -- of what flying in the the future could look like, revealing the concept cabin for 250. we have to -- for 2050. >> i admit this is not exactly breaking news, it's 39 years in the future, actually, but airbus releasing a cool animation of what this cabin is goes to look like. take a look at this on the web today, let's just add that add leg room is only one of the perks. how about chairs that actually mold to each passenger's body? you could also enjoy a game of virtual golf, believe it or not, you can take part in telecom ferences, you can even get linked up to your house so if you're traveling away on business, you can read a bedtime story to your
children. but look at this, this, i think, is the coolest part. this is what the cabin might look like, an outer shell that lets passengers see the skies and clouds all around them. how about that, as you said, it's the concept cabin from airbus, expect to have it ready for the airlines to be purchase, ready to be up in the air by 2050. i like it. jenna: although in the middle of a thunderstorm or something, you might want shades. >> reporter: you should be able to pull it down! i'm sure they're working on that. jenna: we'll send them our idea, i'm sure they'll take them into consideration. a very cool look. jenna: back to the casey anthony trial now, the prosecution is set to wrap up its arguments. she is, of course, on trial for the murder of her young daughter caylee. the florida court gathering now, and will be in session in just a few minutes. you can see live pictures up there. let's bring in former
l.a.p.d. homicide detective mark fuhrman. overall your assessment of how the prosecution has done thus far. >> well, jon, i like the way that they've presented this case, i like the chronological organization of the case, and i like it. there's been a lot of criticism over overstepping some of the forensics, but i think they're just giving the jury more than they actually need. if we take away all the forensics and all the special effects, computer imaging, you still have an overwhelming circumstantial case that casey anthony killed her daughter caylee anthony. jon: to prove that, you bring in a comparison, i guess to, the scott peterson case they think is kind of interesting. he is on death row for murdering his wife, and you say there was less evidence in his case. >> much less evidence. and in california, it's very
difficult to actually get on death row. especially in a case like that, where you don't -- they don't have a cause of death in scott peterson's case, there was no forensics in his truck, there was no forensic evidence in his house, his conduct was actually stellar compared to casey anthony. and yet, he's on death row, on very little evidence. his fishing trip, a few other lies, missing anchors. but other than that, his case is pale in comparison to casey anthony. jon: what about, though, the mixup in the identification of that can at the beginning, dr. vodd, doesn't that hurt the prosecution? >> i don't think that hurts at all. dr. voss, i know about him, i've read about the body, i think it's fantastic, it's new technology, new ideas, and it was completely unnecessary. it was something that was given to the jury that was an extra.
every person can imagine over this -- the scope of the witnesses, the smell of a de composing body is something you'll never forget, and you'll never misrecognize. it is something that you see a picture, and you can conjure up the odor in your mind. so i think it's powerful, i think the jury got it. they were trying to give them more than they needed. it's not going to hurt the case. jon: you know from the o.j. simpson case and the many others you've been involved in as well, the jury can do unpredictable things. are you predicting a successful prosecution here? >> i am. and if you're going to use that comparison, i think that we have to go back and see that the jury wasn't selected as it was in this case. the jury was selected to be visually and politically correct. some points, the prosecution gave up, challenging the defense, and in this case, i think both sides actually
did a good job picking a jury, and i do predict that she's going to be guilty. i think the penalty phase for death might be a little difficult, she might walk away with life without. jon: mark fuhrman is a former los angeles police detective. jenna: and we just have word that the senate armed services committee approved behind doors leon panetta to be the next secretary of defense, he's the current head of the cia. this is the first step to his confirmation, the entire senate, we believe, will take up the issue sometime next week. bob gates, the current secretary of defense, is expected to exit by the end of this month. as we get more news on this, we'll bring it to you. see you right after the break.